Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • Invited to serve on the Harvard Graduate School of Education Alumni Council, 2012-2016
  • Awarded consulting teaching appointment for GSEx MOOC Change course (Robert Kegan), spring 2014, Fall 2014
  • Invited to serve on New York City Advisory Group for the Young Global City Leaders study, taking place in London, New York City and Toronto (2013—present)
  • Invited to serve on board of directors for NYC branch of National School Leaders Network (2014—present)
  • Invited panelist for discussion on Leading Adult Learning and Development Globally. Sponsored by Adult Learning & Leadership Program at Teachers College (April 2014)
  • Journal of Research on Leadership Education’s Editorial Board Member (2011—2014)
  • Learning for leadership: Developmental strategies for building capacity in our schools (August 2013, Corwin/Sage Pub), selected as Learning Forward’s Book of the Month, Fall 2013
  • Keynote presentation delivered to Chinese K-12 leaders, government officials, and university leaders and professors: Growing leaders, growing ourselves: Leadership needs for today and tomorrow (June 2013). Conference sponsored by Dongbei University of Finance and Economics & Global Institute of Management and Economics. Dalian, China.
  • Teachers College (February 2013). Panelist for discussion of Leadership with Provost James and Assistant Dean Kristine Roome in celebration of TC’s 125th Anniversary, “Celebrating a Tradition for Tomorrow.”
  • Immunity to Change internationally certified Developmental Coach (2011-present)
  • Director & Designer of new PhD Program in Education Leadership (2010-present)
  • Advisor to the National School Leaders Network (August 2008-present)
  • Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council) (July 2011). Videotaped as Thought Leader on Learning Designs for Learning Forward’s new set of standards.  Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Elected Member-at-Large (2010-2012), Teaching and Learning in Educational Leadership SIG, American Educational Research Association
  • Chair and Member of Selection Committee for the 2011 & 2012 Robert Kottkamp Outstanding Dissertation Award (2010-2012, awarded by the Teaching and Learning in Educational Leadership SIG, American Educational Research Association)
  • Leading adult learning: Supporting adult development in our schools (Drago-Severson, 2009) appeared as #8 of top ten books in Educational Leadership (Amazon, May 2010).
  • Leading Adult Learning (Corwin/Sage, 2009) awarded National Staff Development Council Book of the Fall 2009.
  • Three outstanding teaching awards for three different classes from Teachers College Dean’s Office (2005-2006).
  • 2005 Morningstar Award for Excellence in Teaching, an annual prize made to the teacher at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education voted outstanding by students, faculty and administration.
  • National Staff Development Council 2004 “Book of the Year” for Helping Teachers Learn: Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Development.
  • Volunteer of the Year Recognition Award for Distinguished Service on the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Community Learning Center, (June 2002).
  • Commencement speaker (June 2002). Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Bronx, New York.
  • Spencer Foundation Research Grant Award, HGSE (July 2000-June 2001).
  • Commencement speaker (June 1999). Saint Barnabas High School, Bronx, New York.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education (February 1997-August 2001).
  • Harvard Extension School Dean’s Commendation for Distinguished Teaching (1998-99)
  • Advanced Doctoral Fellow Award, Harvard Graduate School of Education (1994-96)
  • Spencer Faculty Mentor (Spring 1999)
  • Academic Excellence Award in Biology, Long Island University (1986)
  • Certified Teacher in New York and Florida (Permanent)
  • Phi Delta Kappa, Harvard University Chapter
  • Phi Eta Honors Society (Phi Beta Kappa criteria)
  • Tri Beta National Biological Honors Society       

Books

Drago-Severson, E., & Blum-DeStefano, J. (2017, forthcoming). A practical, comprehensive model for individual, school and systemic change: The promise of a developmental approach. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Drago-Severson, E., & Blum-DeStefano, J. (2016). Tell me so I can hear you: A developmental approach to feedback for educators. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press. Peer Reviewed.

Drago-Severson, E., Roy, P., & von Frank, V. (2015). Reach the highest standard in professional learning: Learning designs. Thousand Oaks: Corwin/Sage Press and Learning Forward.

 Drago-Severson, E. (November 2012). Helping educators grow: Strategies and practices for leadership development. Cambridge: Harvard Education Press. Peer Reviewed.

Drago-Severson, E., Blum, J., & Asghar, A. (August 2013). Learning for leadership: Developmental strategies for building capacity in our schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press/Sage, Inc. Peer Reviewed. Selected as Learning Forward’s book of the month, Fall 2013.

Drago-Severson, E. (September 2009). Leading adult learning: Supporting adult development in our schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press/Sage and Learning Forward, Inc. Peer Reviewed. Bestseller. Selected as the National Staff Development Book of the Fall (2009). Book reviews: Teachers College Record (10/09), Midwest Book Review (12/2009); CANTrainer (11/09); Klingbrief (1/2010); The School Administrator (January 2011).

Drago-Severson, E. (July 2004). Becoming adult learners: Principles and practice for effective development. New York: Teachers College Press. Peer reviewed. Book reviews: Harvard Educational Review (06), Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (05), and Teaching & Learning Journal (05).

 Drago-Severson, E. (March 2004). Helping teachers learn: Principal leadership for adult growth and development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press/Sage. Bestseller. Awarded National Staff Development Council’s 2004 “Book of the Year.” Peer reviewed. Book reviews: Teachers College Record (05).

 Monographs

Kegan, R., Broderick, M., Drago-Severson, E., Helsing, D., Popp, N., & Portnow, K. (September 2001). Executive summary: Toward a “new pluralism” in the ABE/ESOL classroom: Teaching to multiple “cultures of mind.”  NCSALL Monograph #19a. Boston: World Education.

Kegan, R., Broderick, M., Drago-Severson, E., Helsing, D., Popp, N. & Portnow, K. (August 2001). Toward a “new pluralism” in the ABE/ESOL classroom: Teaching to multiple “cultures of mind.” NCSALL Research Monograph #19. Boston: World Education.

Selected Peer Reviewed Articles

Drago-Severson, E. (2016 January). Teaching, learning, and leading in today’s complex world: reaching new heights with a developmental approach. Special issue, “Where and What is Education Today: A Leadership Perspective.” International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice, 19(1), 56—86.

Drago-Severson, E. (April 2016). Learning designs: Use a variety of practice to connect with all. Journal of Staff Development, 37(1), 38—42.

Drago-Severson, E., & Blum-DeStefano, J. (August 2015). Make time to recharge: Growth and renewal play key roles in sustaining school leaders. Journal of Staff Development, 36(4), 38—42.

 Drago-Severson, E. (October—December 2014). “My turn”: Women’s goals and motivations in a diploma program—A constructive-developmental approach. International Journal for Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 5(4), 1—19.

Drago-Severson, E., & Blum-DeStefano, J. (December 2014). Tell me so I can hear: A developmental approach to feedback and collaboration. Journal of Staff Development, 35(6),16-22.

Drago-Severson, E., & Blum-DeStefano, J. (August 2014). Change no to yes: Leaders find creative ways to overcome obstacles to adult learning. The Journal of Staff Development, 35(4), 26-29.

Drago-Severson, E., & Blum-DeStefano, J. (March 2014). Leadership for transformational learning: A developmental approach to supporting leaders’ thinking and practice. Journal of Research on Leadership Education doi:10.1177/1942775114527082 http://jrl.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/17/1942775114527082.full.pdf+html

Drago-Severson, E. Maslin-Ostrowski, P., Hoffman, A. M., & Barbaro, J. (March 2014). Managing adaptive challenges: Learning with principals from Bermuda and Florida. Journal of Research on Education Leadership, 9(1), 6-33.

Drago-Severson, E., Maslin-Ostrowski, P., & Hoffman, A. (October—December 2013).  In one voice: Aspiring and practicing school leaders embrace the need for a more integrated approach to leadership preparation and development. International Journal for Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 4(4), 55-73.

Drago-Severson, E., & Blum, J. (January 2013). A new approach to new demands: The promise of learning-oriented school leadership. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 16(1), 1-33.

Drago-Severson, E., & Blum-DeStefano, J., Asghar, A. (November 2013). Learning and leading for growth: Preparing leaders to support adult development in our schools. Journal of School Leadership, 13, 1—35.

Drago-Severson, E. (December 2012). The need for principal renewal: The promise of sustaining principals through principal-to-principal reflective practice. Teachers College Record, 114(12), 1—56.

Drago-Severson, E. (March 2012). New opportunities for principal leadership: Shaping school climates for enhanced teacher development. Teachers College Record, 114(3), 1-30. Also available online 2/2011: http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=16304

Drago-Severson, E., Maslin-Ostrowski, P., & Hoffman, A. (April, 2012). Resisting fragmentation: Calling for a holistic approach to professional practice and preparation for educational leaders. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 7(1), 5—43.

Drago-Severson, E. (October 2011). How adults learn forms the foundation of the Learning Designs standard. Journal of Staff Development, 32(5), 10—12.

Drago-Severson, E., Asghar, A., Blum-DeStefano, J, & Roloff Welch, J. (April 2011). Conceptual Changes in Aspiring School Leaders: Lessons from a University Classroom. Journal of Research on Leadership Education 6(4), 83—132.

Drago-Severson, E., & Aravena, J. L. (April 2011). The power of connectivity: Multilayered program grooms assistant principals’ leadership skills. Journal of Staff Development, 32(2), 50—53.

Drago-Severson, E., Cuban, S., Daloz, K. (Fall 2009). ‘I got your back’: Looking closely at learner collaboration and leadership in three studies. Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 3(3), 140—150.

Drago-Severson, E. & Pinto, K. (2009). School leadership in support of teachers’ learning: The dramatic differences that financial resources make. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 8(4), 1—31.

 Drago-Severson, E. (Fall 2008). 4 practices serve as pillars for adult learning: Learning-oriented leadership offers a promising way to support growth. The Journal of Staff Development, 29(4), 60—63. Feature article.

 Drago-Severson, E. (2007). Helping teachers learn: Principals as professional development leaders. Teachers College Record, 109(1), 70—125.

 Drago-Severson, E. & Pinto, K. (April-June, 2006). School leadership for reducing teacher isolation: Drawing from the well of human resources. The International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice, 9(2), 129—155. Notified in Fall 2008 that this is one of the top five most highly cited articles.

 Drago-Severson, E. & Pinto, K. (November 2004). From barriers to breakthroughs: Principals’ strategies for overcoming challenges to teachers’ transformational learning. Journal of School Leadership (14)6, 653—685.

Bempechat, J., Drago-Severson, E., & Boulay, B. A. (March 2002). Attributions for success and failure in mathematics: A comparative study of Catholic and public school students.  Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 5, 357—372.

 Ekert, J., & Drago-Severson, E. (December 1999). Doing well and being well: Conceptions of well-being among successful adolescent girls of color in a catholic school. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 3(2), 183—201.

Bempechat, J., & Drago-Severson, E. (fall 1999). Cross-national differences in academic achievement: Beyond etic conceptions of children’s understandings. Review of Educational Research, 69(3), 287—313.

Drago-Severson, E., Bempechat, J, & Dindorff, L. (February 1994). Parents assess Catholic schools: A qualitative study explores the different reasons parents choose Catholic school. Momentum, 57—61.

 Articles (theory-driven and application oriented)

Drago-Severson, E., Blum, J., & Asghar, A. (December 2011). Learning and leading for school transformation: Lessons from practicing leaders on building human capacity. Leadership in Focus 24, 38—40. Victoria, Australia.

Drago-Severson, E. & Blum-DeStefano, J. (May 2011). Leading and learning together (part 2): Promising practices for principals supporting adult development. Instructional Leader, (24)3, 9—12. Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association. Austin, Texas.

Drago-Severson, E. & Blum-DeStefano, J. (March 2011). Leading and learning together (part 1): Promising practices for principals supporting adult development. Instructional Leader, (24) 2, 10—12. Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association. Austin, Texas.

Drago-Severson, E. (Fall 2009). How do you “know”?  Yes! Magazine, p. 47.

Drago-Severson, E. (Summer 2006). Learning-oriented leadership: Transforming a school through a program of adult learning. Independent School Journal, 58—62.

Drago-Severson, E. (March 2006). How can you better support teachers’ growth? The Learning Principal, 1(6), 1, 6 & 7. National Staff Development Council.

Drago-Severson, E. (January 2005). How principals help teachers learn and grow: Practices and principles for effective and sustaining professional development. The Texas Principals’ and Supervisors’ Newsletter, 1-10.

Drago-Severson, E., Helsing, D., Kegan, R., Portnow, K., Popp, N., & Broderick, M. (October 2001). Describing the NCSALL adult development research. Focus on Basics, 5B, 3—6.

Drago-Severson, E., Helsing, D., Kegan, R., Broderick, M., Portnow, K., & Popp, N. (October 2001).  The power of a cohort and collaborative groups. Focus on Basics, 5B, 15—22.

Drago-Severson, E., Kegan, R., Helsing, D., Broderick, M., Popp, N., & Portnow, K. (October 2001). Three developmentally different types of learners. Focus on Basics, 5B, 7—9.

Helsing, D., Drago-Severson, E., Kegan, R., Portnow, K., Popp, N., & Broderick, M. (October 2001). Three different types of change. Focus on Basics, 5B, 10—14.

Portnow, K., Popp, N., Broderick, M., Drago-Severson, E., & Kegan, R. (December 1998). Transformational learning in adulthood. Focus on Basics, 22—27.

 

Selected Book Chapters

Drago-Severson, E., & Blum-DeStefano, J. (2017). Collaborative Learning in Groups and Teams:  The Promise of Building Leadership and Organizational Capacity By Supporting Adult Development. To appear in Sally J. Zepeda and Judith Ponticell (eds.), Handbook of Educational Supervision. San Francisco: Wiley and Blackwell Pub.

Drago-Severson, E., Maslin-Ostrowski, P., Asghar, A., & Stuebner Gaylor, S. (2015). Learning & Teaching Qualitative Data Analysis in a US University: Creating Supports and Scaffolds for Researcher Development. To appear in Victor X Wang (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Scholarly Publishing and Research (Chapter 10, pp. 181—205). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Peer reviewed.

Maslin-Ostrowski. P., & Drago-Severson, E. (May 2014). Leading and Learning in the Digital Age: Framing and Understanding School Leader Challenges. In Victor C. X. Wang (Ed.) (2014), Encyclopedia of Education and Technology in a Changing Society. IGI Global. Peer reviewed.

Drago-Severson, E., & Maslin-Ostrowski, P. (April, 2014). New mindsets: The promise of employing adult learning and developmental theories for educational leaders’ learning. In Victor C. X. Wang (ed.) Andragogical & Pedagogical Methods for Curriculum and Program Development (pp. 195—217). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Peer reviewed.

Maslin-Ostrowski, P., & Drago-Severson, E. (2013). Learning to lead: A window into the nature of leaders’ work challenges.  In V.C. X. Wang (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Teaching and Learning in K-20 Education, (pp. 33—49). IGI Global. Peer reviewed.

Drago-Severson, E. (August 2011). A Close-up on Adult Learning and Developmental Diversity: Adult Growth in Cohorts and Collaborative Groups. In C. Hoare (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Reciprocal Adult Development and Learning (2nd ed.) (pp. 461—489). New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.

Drago-Severson, E. (July 2011). School leadership for adult development: The dramatic difference it can make. In J. MacBeath and T. Townsend (Eds.), International Handbook on Leadership for Learning (pp. 755-777). Springer International Handbooks of Education Pub.

Drago-Severson, E., & Blum, J. (May 2010). Library leadership for mature adult learners in a changing world: The importance of attending to developmental diversity. In P. Rothstein and D. Dow Schull (Eds.), Boomers and beyond: Reconsidering the role of libraries (pp. 43-56). Chicago: American Library Association.

Drago-Severson, E. (August 2009). “Growing pains”: Case commentary. In the Ontario College of Teachers with the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario, Exploring Leadership and Ethical Practice through Professional Inquiry (pp. 35-36). Quebec, Canada: Laval University.

Drago-Severson, E. (2007). Working Together through learning-oriented leadership: Promising practices for supporting teacher leadership and growth. In R. Ackerman and S. McKenzie (Eds.), Uncovering Teacher Leadership: Essays and voices from the field (pp. 297-313). Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.

Drago-Severson, E., Roloff-Welch, J., & Jones, A. (2007). Learning and growing from convening: A context for reflecting on teacher practice. In R. Ackerman and S. McKenzie (Eds.), Uncovering Teacher Leadership: Essays and voices from the field (pp. 333-350). Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.

Santos, M. & Drago-Severson, E. (2005). Adult learning and development today. In S. Farenga & D. Ness (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development (pp. 565-594). Armonk: M. E. Sharp.

Helsing, D., Drago-Severson, E., & Kegan, R. (2004). Applying constructive-developmental theories of adult development to ABE/ESOL practice. The Annual Review of Adult Learning and Literacy, 4 (pp.157-197). Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.

Drago-Severson, E. (August 2001). Research method.  In R. Kegan, M. Broderick, E. Drago-Severson, D. Helsing, N. Popp, & K. Portnow, Toward a “new pluralism” in the ABE/ESOL classroom: Teaching to multiple “cultures of mind” (pp. 21-42). NCSALL Research Monograph #19. Boston: World Education. (Included in monograph.)

Drago-Severson, E. (August 2001). ‘We’re trying to get ahead’: A developmental view of changes in Polaroid learners’ conceptions of their motivations for learning, expectations of teachers, and relationship to work. In R. Kegan, M. Broderick, E. Drago-Severson, D. Helsing, N. Popp, & K. Portnow, Toward a “new pluralism” in the ABE/ESOL classroom: Teaching to multiple “cultures of mind” (pp. 477-614). NCSALL Research Monograph #19. Boston: World Education. (Included in monograph.)

Drago-Severson, E., & Berger, J. (August 2001). ‘Not I Alone’: The power of adult learning in an adult diploma program cohort. In R. Kegan, M. Broderick, E. Drago-Severson, D. Helsing, N. Popp, & K. Portnow, Toward a “new pluralism” in the ABE/ESOL classroom: Teaching to multiple “cultures of mind” (pp. 379-476). NCSALL Research Monograph #19.  Boston: World Education. (Included in monograph.)

WIKI Writing

Scott, K. H., Johnson, J., Drago-Severson, E., & d’Orsogna, S. (June 2014). A Wiki With Two Purposes: What’s the Difference Between a Good Test and a “Successful” Test? AND How Can You Deepen your Understanding of Your Data? Harvard MOOC Change Course, Lead instructors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey. https://courses.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/GSE1x/2014_JFMA/discussion/forum/i4x-HarvardX-GSE1x-course-2014_JFMA_Week12Questions/threads/5388980995b062c4be0004d9

https://courses.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/GSE1x/2014_JFMA/wiki/GSE1x/how-can-you-deepen-your-understanding-your-data/

d’Orsogna, S., Drago-Severson, E., Johnson, J., & Scott, K. (May 2014, week 10). Tips and frequenly asked questions for interpreting your test. Harvard MOOC Change Course, Lead instructors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey.

https://courses.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/GSE1x/2014_JFMA/wiki/GSE1x/tips-and-faq-interpreting-your-first-test/

Occasional Papers and Unpublished Research Reports

Drago-Severson, E. (July 2004). Research methods for studying ABE/ESOL populations.  Article published as NCSALL Occasional Paper. Boston: World Education.

Drago-Severson, E. (June 2001). Spencer small research grant summary report: Helping teachers learn: leadership for transformational learning. Report to the Spencer Foundation.

Drago-Severson, E. (May 2001). Executive summary: Helping teachers learn—school leadership lessons for transformational learning. Summary report from Spencer-funded research that was distributed to school leaders who participated in my research study.

Ekert, J., & Drago-Severson, E. (September 1998). Doing well and being well: Toward an understanding of achievement among successful adolescent girls of color.  A working paper submitted to Children’s Studies at Harvard.

Drago-Severson’s Books Reviewed

Beatty, T., & Cypres, A. (September 12, 2014). Book review of Learning for leadership: Developmental strategies for building capacity in our schools. Teachers College Record.

Bogotch, I. (10/28/09). Book review of Leading adult learning: Supporting adult development in our schools. Teachers College Record.

Cahn Fellows Alumni Newsletter. Book review of Leading adult learning: Supporting adult development in our schools. CAN-Trainer, Issue 4, 11/6/09.

Glass, G. (18 February 2010). Book review of Leading adult learning: Supporting adult development in our schools. Education Review Series.

Kligbrief (January 2010). Klingenstein Book Review of Leading adult learning: Supporting adult development in our schools. “Pillars of the Community” by Pretzer, J. Culver Academies, IN. <http://listserv.tc.columbia.edu/t/1612803/5530398/519/0/>   

Midwest Book Review (December 2009). Book review of Leading adult learning: Supporting adult development in our schools.

The School Administrator (January 2011). Book Review of Leading adult learning. Reviewed by Zach Kelehear, professor of educational leadership, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

Book Reviews

Drago-Severson, E. (2008). Developing effective principals through collaborative inquiry. By Mónica Byrne-Jiménez and Margaret Terry Orr. New York: Teachers College Press. Book review appeared in Teachers College Record.

Drago-Severson, E. (2009). Back cover endorsement for Baxter-Magolda’s Authoring your live: Developing an internal voice to navigate life’s challenges.

Drago-Severson, E. (2008). Back cover endorsement for Donaldson’s How leaders learn: Cultivating capacities for school improvement.

CENTERS

 Leadership Institutes for School Change

Faculty director, deisgner and co-facilitator for 2-day for intermediate level interactive institute: Part 2 at Teachers College focusing on adult developmental theory and effective practices for building internal capacity within schools and systems by supporting adult development (22 & 23 October 2015)

Faculty director, designer and co-facilitator for 2-day for introductory level interactive institute at Teachers College focusing on the theory and practice for building educational capacity by supporting adult development (6 &7 June 2015)

 Faculty director, designer and co-facilitator for 2-day for introductory level interactive institute at Teachers College focusing on the theory and practice for building educational capacity by supporting adult development (23 & 24 October 2016)

Faculty director, designer and co-facilitator for 2-day for interactive institute at Teachers College focusing on a developmental approach to feedback in schools, systems and organizations which includes effective practices for offering feedback for growth to build internal capacity within schools and systems (6 & 7 June 2016)

SELECTED DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS & COACHING

 Developmental Leadership Institute for Principal Mentors of NYC (Principal Pipeline Project): Building School & Systems Leaders. Program for 120 experienced principal mentors (AY 2015—present). New York City Department of Education. 

Developmental Leadership Institute for Leaders in NYC: Building School & Systems Leaders. Program for 70 mentors (AY 2015—2016). Office of Inter-School Collaboration for Collaborative Leadership. New York City, Department of Education. 

Developmental Coach for Teach for America’s School & Systems Leadership Fellows Program for principals who are assuming district level (deputy superintendent) leadership positions (2013—present).

Summit, New Jersey Public School District (2013—present). Teacher Leadership in Support of Adult Development and Capacity Building: Effective Practices and Strategies for Teacher Growth and Development. Designed and facilitating Developmental Seminars (October 2013—present) for teacher leaders and their principals.

New York City Assistant Principal Leadership Development (Fall 2014—Spring 2015). Design and facilitate five 3-hour workshops for 14 assistant principals and CFN coaches in New York City. Developmental institute will focus on how leadership can support adult development in schools and how leaders can build their own internal capacities.

New York City Principal Leadership Development (Spring 2014). Facilitated three 3-hour workshops for 16 principals and CFN coaches in New York City.  Seminar focused on how to build capacity in adults and practices that can be employed to support growth.

New York State District-wide Leadership Development Institute (January 2014, July 2014). Leadership for Adult Development Institute: Promising practices and strategies building capacity, supporting development and sustainability across and within districts. Developmental institute designed and delivered during two two-day sessions and an online platform, spring 2014 to eleven district and school teams (i.e., superintendents, principals, assistant principals, coaches, teacher leaders) from across NY State that have been identified as “in need of improvement.” Sponsored by the NY State Commissioner of Education.

Cahn Fellows Program. Faculty Coach to the Cahn Fellows (exemplary New York City principals and their assistant principals and teacher leader allies) (2004—present). Deliver workshops in Summer Leadership Institute, Fall Leadership Summit and throughout the academic year to principals, assistant principals and teacher leaders in Cahn Fellow Program on building capacity, instructional improvement, developmental leadership, mentoring. Member of the Evaluation Committee for the Cahn Fellows Board of Directors (January 2007—December 2008). Teachers College, Columbia University.

New York City’s Department of Education (2007—present). Consult to and deliver workshops and long-term seminar series on leading with developmental intentions, practices supportive of adult development and individual and school-wide capacity building to New York City Cluster leaders, leaders in Networks, Special Education Teachers, principals, assistant principals, teachers, and district leaders.

Developmental Leadership Academies (2008—present). Designed and facilitating longer-term Developmental Leadership Academies for teachers, principals, assistant principals, district leaders and professional developers to build capacity in individuals, schools and systems and improve instructional leadership (e.g., Boston/Cambridge public schools, Lexington, MA, Mississippi Delta Region’s High Schools, New York City Clusters and Networks, Newton Country Day School) and Developmental Leadership Work with school districts (Chicago, Massachusetts, New York City) to build capacity.

New York City’s Assistant Principal Development (ALPAP) Program (2005—2015). Deliver multiple workshops throughout each year on leadership for adult development, learning-oriented leadership, developmental mentoring/coaching to 60-100 NYC’s assistant principals who aspire to the principalship and to their mentors (experienced principals). Facilitate opening and closing gatherings for assistant principals and their experienced principals mentors.

Chinese Center for Education (2009—present). Facilitate workshops for Chinese school leaders (principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, university professors and district directors) from public and private schools as well as universities throughout China. Sponsored by the Center on Chinese Education (COCE), Teachers College.

Bowman Elementary School (2008—2012). Consultant and facilitator. Coached principal over four-year period to improve instructional leadership within leadership team and enhance leadership and instruction of teachers within school. Guided development of school wide transformation, professional learning communities, and developmental teaming to increase capacity and improve student achievement.

Science Education Fellows, Boston, MA (2008—2012). Deliver series of workshops to teacher leaders in the Science Educators Fellowship sponsored by Boston Public Schools and University of Massachusetts, Boston and funded by the National Science Foundation. These workshops focus on helping teacher leaders build capacity in their schools.

Harlem Public School (2009—2010). Consult to principal and assistant principal and delivered yearlong seminar series on adult development, capacity building, and developmental coaching to math and literacy coaches and assistant principal (monthly meetings).

New York City’s Principal Mentoring Program (2005—2008). Thought-leader to and facilitator of a series of workshops during each year that focused on enhancing instructional leadership, developmental mentoring, and supporting adult development for a cohort of experienced New York City’s principals who served as mentors to assistant principals who aspired to the principalship. The Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) of New York City funds this initiative.

Massachusetts Department of Education (fall 2007—2009). Research and educational advisor to the Massachusetts Department of Education. Member of Research and Evaluation Advisory Committee.

National School Leaders Network (fall 2007—present). Research Advisor and Consultant (fall 2008-present). SLN helps principals to support leadership development in principals using a developmental framework.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS TO COMMUNITY

Selected Keynote Addresses (domestic and international)

Drago-Severson, E. (May 2015).  Keynote. Caring for Your Own Internal Growth: The Promise of Building Capacity through Developmental Immunity to Change (ITC) Coaching. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Association. Hyannis, MA.

Drago-Severson, E. (March 2016). Helping Educators Grow: Supporting the Building of Internal Capacity. Keynote. Inaugural speaker in a new annual lecture series at the Curry School, the UCEA/Cooper Annual Lecture on Leadership for Learning. University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, Charlottesville, VA.

Drago-Severson, E. (November 2015). Building leadership your own internal capacity: Engaging in the Immunity to Change exercise—A tool for personal and professional growth. Keynote. Learning Forward Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama.

Drago-Severson, E. (September 2015).  Keynote for “The Gittel Silverberg Memorial Lecture.” “Caring for Your Professional Growth: The Promise of Building Internal Capacity through Developmental Immunity to Change (ITC) Coaching. Sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College’s Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics. NY, NY.

Drago-Severson, E. (July 2015). Supporting adult development: The promise of practices that build internal capacity. Keynote for the “Ralph Tyler Wednesday Dialog” and workshop facilitator. To be delivered to principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders who are enrolled in leadership and adult learning doctoral programs as well as University faculty. Sponsored by Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Drago-Severson, E. (May 2015). Teaching with developmental intentions. Keynote. Program for College Teaching. First program offered to masters and doctoral students who are aspiring college and university professors. Teachers College, New York, New York. 

Drago-Severson, E. (May 2015). Helping adults grow: The promise of practices that build internal capacity. Keynote. To be delivered to principals in New York City. Sponsored by Teaching Matters.

Drago-Severson, E. (April 2015). Helping adults grow in schools, districts and states: The promise of practices that build internal capacity. Keynote and workshop facilitator. To be delivered to professional development leaders and coaches across the state of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Instructional Unity Division. Harrisburg, PA.

Drago-Severson, E. (March 2015). Leading for adult development: The promise of practices that build internal capacity. Keynote panelist. To be delivered to for-profit CEO’s from domestic and international companies. The Future of Learning Forum. Columbia Business School, New York, New York.

Drago-Severson, E. (November 2014). Supporting Adult Development in Schools and Systems: Effective strategies and practices. Invited Lecture.  Banks Street Leadership Development Programs. New York, New York.

Drago-Severson, E. (August 2014). Helping adults grow and learn in libraries and beyond: The promise of adult development. Keynote. Creative Aging in America’s Libraries Institute, sponsored by Lifetime Arts Association. Edith Macy Conference Center, Briarcliff Manor, New York.

Drago-Severson, E. (February 2014). Helping educators grow: Promising practices and strategies self-development and renewal for sustainability. Presented to principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, coaches and district leaders in the Urban Leadership Academy, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

Drago-Severson, E. (October 2013). Keynote, Invited Guest Scholar Lecture, for Florida Atlantic University dinner meeting for faculty and graduate students in Department of Education Leadership. Leadership and Adult Development: Practices for leadership preparation. Keynote delivered at the University Council of Educational Administrators (UCEA) Annual conference. Indianapolis, In.

Drago-Severson, E. (October 2013). Learning-oriented leadership: Promising practices and strategies building capacity, strengthening instruction, and transforming practice. Presented to principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, coaches and district leaders in the Urban Leadership Academy, University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN).

Drago-Severson, E. (15 June 2013). Growing leaders, growing ourselves: Leadership needs for today and tomorrow. Keynote presentation delivered to Chinese k-12 leaders, government officials, and university leaders and professors. Conference sponsored by Dongbei University of Finance and Economics and Global Institute of Management and Economics. Dalian, China.

Drago-Severson, E. (10 June 2013). Helping educators grow. Keynote delivered to NYC mentors, coaches, principals and assistant principals. Citywide mentoring event sponsored by Office of Leadership, New York City DOE. Queens, New York.

Drago-Severson, E. (1 June 2013). Celebrating you and your mentoring relationships: The promise of a developmental perspective. Year-end keynote delivered to NYC mentors and their beginning teacher mentees. Sponsored by Office of Leadership, New York City DOE. Queens, New York.

Drago-Severson, E. (April 2013). Invited keynote panelist. Leadership and coaching: A Developmental perspective for supporting growth. Delivered to Fortune 500 leaders at the Coaching Behavioral Change: Sustained Learning, Sustained Results conference sponsored by Exec Com. New York, New York.

Drago-Severson, E. (March 2013). Supporting Leadership Development Within and across the System: Strategies and Practices for Transforming Professional Development & for Self-Renewal.  Keynote to be delivered to principals, assistant principals and district leaders from The Federal Education Leadership Fellows (FELF). Sponsored by The Council of Supervisors and Administrators (CSA), in partnership with the NYC Department of Education, Bank Street College of Education, and Brooklyn College. New York, New York.

Drago-Severson, E. (February 2013). Helping Educator Grow: Strategies and Practices for Transforming Professional Development & Self-Renewal. Winter Principals’ Leadership Conference sponsored by Middle College High School National Consortium. Newport Beach, CA.

Drago-Severson, E. (April 2012). Supporting adult development through learning-oriented leadership. Guest Lecturer. Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Drago-Severson, E. (January 2011). Practices for adult development in your schools. Keynote delivered at the opening symposium for the Bensenville School District #2, Chicago, IL.

Kegan, R., & Drago-Severson, E. (January 2011). Immunity to Change: Supporting adult development. Keynote delivered at the annual symposium for the Center for Cognitive Coaching, January 2011, Denver, CO.

 

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